Offers a variety of short tours on the river (per person R$30 to R$100), including sunrise bird-watching tours and pleasant evening...
Museo do Círio
The many idiosyncrasies of Belém’s famous religious festival, the Círio de Nazaré, are explained in this handsome museum, from the...
Forte do Presépio
The city of Belém was founded in 1616 with the construction of this imposing fort, which was intended to protect Portuguese interests...
Cine Estação has month-long runs of Brazilian and international art films, typically with screenings twice-nightly on three or four days...
Estação das Docas
One of the best places in Belém to eat no matter what you're hungry for. The bustling complex has almost a dozen restaurants, most with...
Mercado Ver-o-Peso information
Lonely Planet review
The name of this waterfront market, with its iconic four-turreted structure, comes from colonial times, when the Portuguese would ver o peso (check the weight) of merchandise in order to impose taxes. The display of fruits, animals, medicinal plants, and more is fascinating; go early to see fishing boats unloading their catch.
Some stands sell souvenirs, but be alert for pickpockets and avoid going after 5pm.